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President’s Notes September 2022

Hello my phriends! As I write,  I am experiencing memories of our past storms because Hurricane Ian is all over the news.  My memories are good and bad, happy and sad, but mostly thankful for the way everyone in our community, our family, friends, neighbors, businesses and charities worked together to reach out and help each other in so many wonderful ways toward restoration. My thoughts are also with those who are in Ian’s path and pray for their safety! Our club stands ready to send aid to help others that may be affected.

In the meantime, this too shall pass, and we will once again look forward to the many events we have planned to finish out our year.  Be sure to check out our Newsletter and our calendar of events found on and the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Facebook page.  Stay safe all! See you soon! Phins up! Jan Hicks, Pres.

President’s Notes, August 2022

Who is Jane Slagsvol? She’s the wife of Jimmy Buffett! She recently celebrated her 45th anniversary of marriage to him. The idea of living with Jimmy through his early years until now seems impossible. However, like many marriages, they survived the hard times, stayed together, and now enjoy “the good life!” Jane supported Jimmy throughout his career by her encouragement, support, and attendance at nearly every event. It is said that Jimmy wrote the song “Come Monday” for her while he was stuck in a motel on tour and lonely! It is great to know that the love and respect they share for each other is real. Congratulations to them both! Happy Anniversary!

We have a lot to talk about in the next few months. Labor Day weekend is now and comes loaded with music, Coast is Clear Party is about here, the “Tu-tus for Ta-tas” Walk is coming up soon, and our annual Island Santa Bar Crawl fundraiser is right around the corner. That means you need to get on our website at and The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club Facebook page and check the dates for these fabulous events and then SHOW UP! You don’t want to miss the PHUN stuff! We hope to see you at our next event. They are all open to the public so if you are not yet a Parrot Head, you are invited to attend. As always, you can join our club at the monthly phlockings or online at our website! PHINS UP YA’ll! Jan Hicks, Pres.

President’s Notes June 2022

Having just returned from a shortened vacation (due to COVID),  I can honestly say “I am happy to be home!”  It was a meaningful trip and there are many stories to share. However, today is not the day!  Brain fog! All is well and my pheathers will be properly phluffed up soon. In the meantime, ya’ll continue to party with a purpose at our special “Star Spangled America” phlocking at the E-Club beginning at 7pm on July 1! Life is good! Friends are Great! Family is Best! Fins Up! Jan H. Prez.

President’s Notes, May 2022

I’m writing this on May 30, which is a very special day!  First, we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who have died in the military service for the U.S. Each year we look forward to a whole weekend of barbecues, beach trips and other outdoor activities! Second, it’s my anniversary and I look forward to enjoying time spent with my best friend and dear husband, James! He is always here for me and supports all, well most, of my whacky projects! Serving the Parrot Heads is #1!

Anyway, this year also marks the 20th anniversary of EIPHC!  It’s hard to believe! Through the years, everyone involved in this club and its adventures have benefited greatly! Our phlock is definitely “one of a kind.” We spend 100’s of hours in support and earn 1000’s of dollars in contributions,  as a result each year from our membership and supporters.  We are so fortunate to live in a community that “gives back” and then “gives some more!” The true meaning of “Party with a Purpose” is evident in all that we do!

This year will be the best yet!  I can’t wait to see what happens next! Visit www.emeraldisleparrotheads for further updates. Fins up!  Jan H., Prez

President’s Notes, February 2022

How much do you really know about Jimmy Buffett?

Jimmy was born on Christmas Day in 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He grew up in Mobile, Alabama, went to Catholic High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. After college, he headed to Nashville where he chased women and fame.

His musical success came after his move to Key West in the early 1970’s, where he fell in love with the sea and developed a laid-back, island style attitude while playing in bars for drinks and tips. He claimed that he “almost” decided to support himself illegally by working with drug runners. Instead, Jimmy wisely elected to leave Florida and started singing about Florida.

“Margaritaville” became Buffett’s biggest hit way back in 1977 and his signature song, and the inspiration for his whole brand. He is one of the most recognized and loved figures in popular music and has been for decades. Jimmy could now buy his own island!

Parrot Heads all over the world have adopted Jimmy’s tropical lifestyle. We “party with a purpose.” We are social to the bone and work hard to leave the world a better place than how we found it! We offer an alternative to “everyday” life. Become a member and join in our phun at or attend one of our monthly Friday night phlockings and check out the membership table. We would love to see you! Phins Up! Jan H., President


Still want to be a Parrot Head?

Still want to be a Parrot Head?

Last Chance to Pay 2022 Membership Dues or you will have to rejoin!

Since we did not meet in January, collection of dues is extended to March 15. All 2022 dues must be paid by March 15. It doesn’t matter what month you joined because our dues are only $10.00 per person and we do not pro-rate them.  There are three ways to pay your dues.

Method 1 – Use our website to renew, Use the Click here to Join or Renew picture (or click this link!) and follow the directions. You do not fill out a form to renew. There is a 61 cent fee that you need to add to your $10.00 for each membership being renewed. This is the fee to PayPal. Also, you do not need to have a PayPal account. Any credit card can be used.

Method 2- Renew your membership through the mail. Send check to

Emerald Isle Parrot Heads
PO Box 4293
Emerald Isle, NC 28594-4293

Method 3- Pay your dues at the March 4th Phlocking.

Please remember that if dues are paid later than March 15 you will have to rejoin the club and fill out the form again. Our data base will be updated shortly after March 15 to reflect current paid memberships. Our club dues are lower than any other club.

After paying a small amount of each membership to the National Parrot Head Club, we use the rest to run projects to help the community.

PHIP Tradewind Times is now on the website.


Good afternoon Parrot Heads,
The latest edition of the PHIP Tradewind Times is now on the website.  You can go to this link:  to view it.  Or you can always go to the PHIP website, and click on the Chapters section and scroll down and select the Tradewind Times.

In this issue:  We get a look at what the Tech committee has planned for the new website.  Congratulations are given to Chicago PHC for winning the Golden Coconut award.  After enjoying Jimmy Buffett’s appearance on Blue Bloods, we detail his other appearances on the screen, big or small, acting roles and cameos.  Finally we see how some Parrot Head clubs celebrated the holidays.
Stephen Woods
Communications Director
Galveston Bay Parrot Head Club
Editor, Tradewind TimesPrattling Parrot